Celebrating the Creative Mind

What is it about scribbling in a notebook with a seeming purpose that had the rest of the house unsettled? Curled up on the couch, in the back seat of a car, locked away in a room, writing and re-writing and biting the pen cap and exhaling and writing some more, my mother, my father, my sisters could not help but ask, “What are you writing about?”

There is something about the creative mind at work, whether writing, painting, doodling or snapping a photo, an energy and focus radiates. The creator is engrossed in a realm all of their own – something others can’t help but want to share in and understand.

Next week’s issue of the Pulse will feature a variety of those pieces created from moments of creative surrender, selected from a record number of submissions by professionals in each field: poetry, non-fiction, fiction, and photography.

The issue is devoted to those who take up pen and paper, keyboard, or camera, working with words and images to conjure up a place and time, an escape, a reflection, and a greater understanding of the human condition.

– Sally Slattery, Contest Administrator